Santa’s bus a successful fund raiser

BC Transit's Santa Sleigh Bus brought in more than $40,000 in gifts, food and cash donations.

The Kelowna Transit Santa Sleigh Bus raised more than $40

Absolutely fantastic.

Those are the words coming from BC Transit after another successful Christmas hamper campaign in aid of the Salvation Army.

Citizens and sponsors from around the Kelowna Regional Transit area supported transit’s Santa Sleigh Bus in December to the tune of over $40,000 in gifts, food and cash donations.

Transit says that total helped to provide 900 children and families throughout the transit area with a full day of Christmas meals and gifts.

Since transit began the annual tradition that sees a bus show up at sponsors to accept donations, the organization along with the public has raised more than $250,000.

This year the Santa Sleigh Bus raised the following throughout its traveling area:

Cash: $3,324.50

Toys 1,042 ($20,000)

Food: 7,930 pounds ($19,825)

The Kelowna First Canada Transit Ambassadors coordinate the program and said they “would like to thank each and every one of you for your support and we would like to wish you a wonderful 2014.”